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Tag: AfCFTA

Does the AfCFTA provide for mechanisms to advance socio-economic rights?

Does the AfCFTA provide for mechanisms to advance socio-economic rights?

02 Mar 22  Blog
In its present format the AfCFTA does not provide an adequate anchor for the socio-economic goals that belong in a comprehensive continental trade arrangement which includes a prom...
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02 Mar 22  News
Country-related news Impact on SA trade with Russia minimal: BUSA (East Coast Radio) In a statement released on Tuesday, Busa said it is “gravely concerned” about the situati...
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01 Mar 22  News
Country-related news SA gears up for 4th Investment Conference (SAnews) As South Africa prepares to host its 4th Investment Conference later this month, Minister Ebrahim Patel ha...
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28 Feb 22  News
Country-related news TFR to release tender in April for take-or-pay access to container corridors (Engineering News) Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) will release a request for propos...
How Transaction-Level Customs Data Could Benefit the Cause of the AfCFTA

How Transaction-Level Customs Data Could Benefit the Cause of the AfCFTA

27 Feb 22  Blog
Read the full blog HERE The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) holds much promise for the economic future of the African continent. This continent-wide free trade area a...
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25 Feb 22  News
Country-related news Smuggling of Illegal Consignments of Clothing into South Africa Presents Ongoing Threat to the Viability of South Africa’s Clothing Industry (GlobeNewswire)...
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24 Feb 22  News
Country-related news SA’s agricultural exports hit a new record high (Cape Business News) The need to improve logistics efficiency and curb the deterioration of infrastructure ...
African Economic Integration through the AfCFTA

African Economic Integration through the AfCFTA

23 Feb 22  Publications
Regional integration makes sense in and for Africa. Most African nations are developing countries with small domestic markets. Many are land locked. Growth through economic integra...
Does the AfCFTA provide for a new Approach to Regional Integration in Africa?

Does the AfCFTA provide for a new Approach to Regional Integration in Africa?

21 Feb 22  Publications
Regional integration makes sense for Africa. Most African nations are developing countries with small domestic markets. Many are landlocked. Growth through economic integration has...
Trade Remedies and Safeguards: Important for States and Private Parties

Trade Remedies and Safeguards: Important for States and Private Parties

21 Feb 22  Publications
Part 4 of the AfCFTA Protocol on Trade in Goods contains several provisions on trade remedies and safeguards. Article 17 states that the State Parties may apply anti-dumping and co...
Will Trade Remedies be used as part of Trade Governance under the AfCFTA?

Will Trade Remedies be used as part of Trade Governance under the AfCFTA?

21 Feb 22  Publications
Very few African States are active users of trade remedies and safeguards as part of their trade governance and trade policy implementation. Only four African countries – Egypt, ...
The AfCFTA Trade Remedy Regime can enhance rules-based Trade Governance

The AfCFTA Trade Remedy Regime can enhance rules-based Trade Governance

21 Feb 22  Publications
Since only a small number of African States are active users of trade remedies and safeguards, the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement’s ...
Review of Africa’s Road Transport Infrastructure

Review of Africa’s Road Transport Infrastructure

21 Feb 22  Publications
The implementation of the African Continental Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) has the potential to contribute to achieving a key objective of the AfCFTA, by boosting intra-Africa trade. T...
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17 Feb 22  News
Country-related news Trade conditions on an upward trend, Sacci survey shows (Engineering News) Trade conditions continued to improve in January after an uncertain second half of...
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16 Feb 22  News
Country-related news Red tape delaying R90bn investment in ready-to-go projects – Minerals Council (Mining Weekly) Red tape is delaying investment worth R90-billion in ready-to...
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08 Feb 22  News
Country-related news In 2019, SA celebrated its first smartphone factory. Now it is empty and going on auction (Business Insider South Africa) Towards the end of 2019, Presi...
Should the AfCFTA accept a Flexibility Modality to launch preferential Trade?

Should the AfCFTA accept a Flexibility Modality to launch preferential Trade?

01 Feb 22  Blog
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is designed to function as one continental trade arrangement in the form of a Free Trade Area (FTA) for all the Member States of th...
Africa and the adoption of HS2022: Implementation update, impact and consequences in the context of AfCFTA

Africa and the adoption of HS2022: Implementation update, impact and consequences in the context of AfCFTA

01 Feb 22  Publications
The new edition of the Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding System 2022 (HS2022) entered into force on the 1st of January 2022. This development means that Customs tariffs, ...
Making intra-African investment work for women: what should be considered in the AfCFTA Protocol on Investment

Making intra-African investment work for women: what should be considered in the AfCFTA Protocol on Investment

27 Jan 22  Blog
The ongoing negotiations of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Investment Protocol provide a unique opportunity to make the intra-African investment work for women. T...
The AfCFTA must cope with global and continental challenges alongside existing structures: How will it do so?

The AfCFTA must cope with global and continental challenges alongside existing structures: How will it do so?

26 Jan 22  Blog
The AfCFTA is not only a trade deal. It is also a flagship project of the AU and must advance political and developmental aims to “deepen the economic integration of the African ...

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